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Trump, Macron to Meet After French President Criticized NATO

Macron

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that he will meet with the United States President Donald Trump ahead of the NATO Meeting in London on 3-4 December. Macron tweeted that on Monday night he had an “excellent discussion” with Trump about Syria, Iran and the alliance with the NATO …

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Next Astana Meeting Expected Late Nov. or Early Dec.: Kazakh FM

Astana

ASTANA – The next round of Astana talks on the crisis in Syria could be held in late November or early December in Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan, Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Aibek Smadiyarov, said. “We have not yet received an official note from the guarantor states [Russia, Iran and Turkey] on …

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Pakistan Makes an Offer to Iran on the Joint Economic Front

Iran

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President, Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, proposed the establishment of a Joint Chamber of Commerce between Pakistan and Iran to improve trade and business relations. In his meeting with Iranian Consul General Mohammad Bagherbeyghi on Thursday, he made the remarks and called …

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US, Qatari Defense Chiefs Discuss Security Issues

Qatari

DOHA – The top US and Qatari defense chiefs discussed a “broad range” of mutual security issues, including Doha’s commitment to upgrade the country’s key air base, the Pentagon said Wednesday. During their conversation, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Qatari State Minister of Defense Khalid al-Attiyah reaffirmed “the …

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Afghan Border Fencing to Be Completed by 2020: Pakistan

Pak-Afghan border

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan said Tuesday it will have fenced off its traditionally porous border with Afghanistan by the end of next year, leading to an improved security situation in the region, Voice of America (VOA) reported Wednesday. According to VOA report, the military-led massive construction program, launched in mid-2017, is …

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Iran to Begin Injecting Uranium Gas Into 1,044 Centrifuges

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran has declared that it will take the next step, step by step, to move away from its historic nuclear deal by injecting gas at its Fordow fuel enrichment plant into 1,044 centrifuges. Previously, the centrifuges spun blank under the terms of the 2015 agreement, when Iran agreed …

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US Sanctions Khamenei’s Inner Circle

Khamenei

WASHINGTON – The United States announced on Monday a new set of economic sanctions targeting key aid to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Speaking to journalists on Monday, a senior U.S. official described Iran’s “so-called democracy” as a “sham.” “The power in Iran is not held by elected officials …

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US Imposes New Iran Sanctions, But Waives Others

US

WASHINGTON – The US said it imposed sanctions on the Iranian construction sector and trade in four materials used in its military and nuclear programs on Thursday, even as it suspended sanctions to allow foreign companies to pursue non-proliferation work in Iran, reports Reuters. The decisions announced by the US …

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Iran Ready to Cooperate with Grossi As New IAEA Chief

Iran

TEHRAN – The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that his country was ready to cooperate closely with Rafael Mariano Grossi, the new director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran’s Front Page reported Thursday. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Seyyed …

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